Salesman Pete

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Phenomenal work!!!


Michael Caine WIP


John C. Reilly Final


John C W.I.P.


John C...take 2

...wasn't very happy with the first sketch...I think I can work with this one!


John C. Reilly


Jon Stewart

Prelim sketch for paint


Juliette Lewis Sketch


Rock Final


Rock WIP

Blocking in some color...


Wanted to try my hand at the big fellow...prep sketch for paint.


Mad Mel Final



Started blocking in some color trying to work out problems with the original sketch...hopefully on the right path!



Say what you will but the man has made some very entertaining films!


Happy Birthday Johnny

Still remember the day you were stolen from us...ahhh what might have been!!!


SJP Final

Finished it a few days ago...more or less...tired of it now!



Added some color...still aways to go!


SJ Parker Sketch


Anna Paquin

Piece for BookFace Caricature on FB. Needed a break from drawing old ugly men!


Ron Howard

Paint over complete.


Mixed Bag

Sketch of Ron Howard...probably the begining of a paint over.

Also wanted to share a few things I've come across one being a brief interview with Roger Law of Spitting Image...

The video was originaly found on the TATE channel entitled Rude Britannia : British Comic Art. It also showcases the work of Gerald Scarfe!


...and Illustration Magazine has been kind enough to provide reprints of previous issues on ISSUU with some really stunning material. I've included the issue that showcases the work of Dean Cornwell in this post!



Sean Penn Final

Starting to lose interest in this so time to close the book. A bit of a coincidence him being interviewed on Charlie Rose this week discussing his organization in Haiti. Always nice to see someone using their celebrity attempting to do something good!


Back to Sean

Little more work this evening...inspired by Master Patrick Mate's version!!!


Jack Elam

One of the great Western character actors...so I guess this is a companion piece to the Sergio Leone sketch since I used the opening sequence of "Once Upon A Time In The West" as reference!


John Cleese

Some killer pieces on "FaceBook"!!!


Sergio Leone

Il Maestro...it took an Italian to recreate the American west!


Redux Two

Started a paintover and feeling a bit more comfortable with the likeness!


Sean Penn Redux

Not very happy with Penn # 1...so one more attempt...I really need to draw more!!!


Sean Penn


Walken Final


Walken Update 2


Dennis Hopper


Walken Update

...obviously still a ways to go on this.



While pulling out the airconditioner out of the studio closet found some of these things in an old box...I liked a few of them!


Christopher Walken




Farewell Robert Culp

Robert Culp passed a few weeks ago and I was reminded of the first time I saw him act. It was on a show called "The Outer Limits" and his performance on "The Demon with the Glass Hand" written by the great Harlan Ellison was one of the best the show ever ran. You catch the entire thing on YouTube...shot in a film noir style with very simple effects (love the low tech make-up on the aliens). The storyline has been compared to "Terminator" and in fact James Cameron gave Harlan Ellison a partial writing credit for his film.
Took awhile to do this sketch...Deb and I got a new puppy and did I forget how much work they are...very tired, but she sure is cute!

Demon With A Glass Hand


American Painting Video Magazine

American Painting Video Magazine has launched it's premiere issue pertaining to the work of realist art and is the brainchild of the masterful Michael Klein.

The first issue contains over 2 hours of content showcasing a formidable list of talent (Paul G. Oxborough, Carlo Russo, Jacob Collins, Peter Trippi, Kerry Dunn, Travis Schlaht, Robert Armetta, Long Island Academy of Fine Art, Matthew Innis and Robert Liberace) all for only 10 bucks!!!





Steve Winwood

I wanted to post this last week but of course after losing Jake I didn't feel much like doing anything.

On Saturday, February 13th Deb and I got to see Steve Winwood perform at a small local theater in town. After some confusion about our seating arrangements the theater gave us front row center seats for what was a sold out show. It was incredible, having a musical legend entertain us like he was standing in our living room...and the guy still has all his chops. His touring band was fantasic as well (Jose Neto on guitar, Drummer Richard Bailey, Karl Vanden Bossche percussion and Paul Booth sax and flute), they did what seemed to be a twenty minute version of "Light Up or Leave Me Alone" showcasing each member's talent with a solo. They encored with "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Gimme Some Lovin". I saw Steve with Traffic 40 years ago at Stonybrook College on Long Island and to hear "Fantasy" performed live one more time was a dream!

Well just in case there are any aspiring musicians out there who stumble across this blog, Steve has started a "Can't Find My Way Home" Worldwide Cover Contest in which the winner will be personally selected by him...just figured I'd spread the word ;)



Jake 1999 / 2010

The joy you brought was immeasurable...thank you beautiful boy!

It was only one hour ago
It was all so different then
There's nothing yet has really sunk in
Looks like it always did
This flesh and bone
It's just the way that you would tie it in
Now there's no one home

I grieve for you
You leave me
So hard to move on
Still loving what's gone
They say life carries on
Carries on and on and on and on

The news that truly shocks is the empty empty page
While the final rattle rocks its empty empty cage
And I can't handle this

I grieve for you
You leave me
Let it out and move on
Missing what's gone
They say life carries on
They say life carries on and on and on

Life carries on
In the people I meet
In everyone that's out on the street
In all the dogs and cats
In the flies and rats
In the rot and the rust
In the ashes and the dust
Life carries on and on and on and on
Life carries on and on and on

It's just the car that we ride in
A home we reside in
The face that we hide in
The way we are tied in
And life carries on and on and on and on
Life carries on and on and on

Did I dream this belief?
Or did I believe this dream?
Now I can find relief
I grieve


Gary Oldman Final

Well I guess one good thing about the recent snow blanketing was that it gave me some time to work on this...anyhow, I did get to see "Book of Eli" last week and although I was somewhat disappointed in the film as a whole, Mr. Oldman's performance (as always) was stellar!!!


Gary Oldman WIP

Just a crop of the wip...pretty tough to nail, sort of like Edward Norton.



Rough sketch of Charlie Rose...seems his show is the only one I can stand at the moment and a doodle of "Sweetheart of the Rodeo", (with apologies to the Byrds) 'cause I've been staring at that CD cover sitting on top of my workstation for about a month now.


That's A Wrap

As we bid a fond adieu to the season's cast of characters it's time to move on and hopefully keep at least half of those New Year's Eve resolutions...wishing all those who occasionly find the time to stop by and visit a very healthy & happy 2010!!!
All the best always!!!